Jackie Weaver: Playing herself in a musical wouldn't be a piece of cake

Shropshire internet sensation Jackie Weaver has joked she wouldn't pass an audition to play herself in a musical - after Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote a song about her.

Jackie's 15 minutes of fame are getting longer and longer - extending to a Lloyd Webber song and even having a cake created with her face on it.

The local council official, who lives in Prees, north Shropshire, took the latest twists in her online stardom in her stride, as she did dealing with an explosive parish council meeting watched by millions on the internet since it was first aired last week.

Jackie, 63, who was hosting the meeting of Handforth parish council as the chief officer for the Cheshire Association of Local Councils, said while she could smile at the way the meeting went viral she hopes that it will help put a stop to bullying in any situation and encourage more inclusiveness on local councils.

The cake by Ben Cullen, know as the Bakeking

Talented cake maker Ben Cullen, star of Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers used his talent to recreated Jackie in cake form.

The baker, from Chester said he had had a great reaction to the sponge tribute to her.

Jackie said: "The cake was fabulous. But I was deeply saddened when I realised I wasn't actually going to have any of it."

As for the Lloyd Webber song, sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jackie said: "If he decides to make a musical, I certainly wouldn't pass the audition to play myself with my role."

However she did reveal she has sung herself since her rise to fame.


"Someone sent me a message asking my to wish her boyfriend a Happy Birthday. It touched my heart so I sang him Happy Birthday. That is one of the lovely things about this - if I can make someone happy, make them smile then I am happy."

"We have had some fun but I hope it has also sent a message out that bullying should not be tolerated in any walk of life. Working with the Society of Local Council Clerks we have all been trying to deal with the issue of bullying in local government."

"I would also re-iterate, I hope this has encourage more people, from diverse backgrounds and of all ages to get involve in their local council."

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